SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS & MARRIAGE
Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 23
- Mrs. Williams mentions women getting right to vote. Discusses what happened during 1918 Flu Epidemic. Her husband had the flu & got part-time help. Mrs. Williams had to find her own substitute teacher to cover her classes. "People died like flies."
- Mrs. Williams tells of her wedding in 1916 on Easter Sunday. Married in Lutheran minister's home with $5 ring. Notes cost of wedding certificate. Talks of getting furniture& appliances for house. Dinner at grandmother's. Before marriage Sunday School class gave her a wedding shower. Lists gifts received at shower. Story of one boy's (called "Snaky") special gift that cost $0.25. No honeymoon, Frank just went to work the next day. Mrs. Williams had to learn how to cook. Joined a sewing club, Women's Club, etc.
- Story of seeing baseball games in St. Louis & going shopping. Mentions friend who made hats. Mention again of retrieving clothes from her grandmother's to make clothes for her daughter. Mention of husband's salary & expense of daughter's clothes. Relative had a clothing store & they bought on credit.